I’m committed to rebranding Niger – Gov Sani Bello

May 31, 2018 Bode Olagoke, Abuja 0

Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello has said that his resolve to rebrand the state in line with the manifesto of the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC ) informed his actions in the last three years. He said he was propelled by the need to change the narrative of the state from being a civil service state to an Read More

Niger state: Democracy at its best

May 31, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The state which housed the three hydro power stations is being positioned for greater developmental strides by the government of Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello-led All Progressives Congress (APC) administration. Democracy is working in Niger state, the state governor has spread development across the state, no zone or local government is left out. Abubakar Sani Bello, popularly call Lolo, is an Read More

The organic evolution of Nigeria into a nation, by Majeed Dahiru

May 31, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

As Nigeria marks the milestone of nineteen uninterrupted years of successive civil democratic rule [the longest in its history], Nigerians are divided about the very relevance of politics in the economic lives of the citizens. However, all sides of the debate are unanimous in their conviction that democratic rule has not lived up to its promise of individual and collective Read More

Group congratulates Nigerians, extols Buhari

May 31, 2018 Baba Yusuf .Abuja 0

The Grassroots Mobilisers for Buhari (GMB) has commended Nigerians and the presidency for the modest achievements recorded in the last three years of the All Progressives Congress (APC) administration under the leadership of Maigaskiya Muhammadu Buhari. The commendation was given in a congratulatory message made available to newsmen by the National Matron of the group, Hajiya Fatima Mohammed Goni (Mama Read More

Killings: Train Nigerians in military warfare, Falana tells Buhari

May 31, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

A human rights lawyer, Femi Falana, yesterday called for the training of Nigerian citizens in military warfare. Falana made the call at the colloquium held in honour of veteran journalist, Kunle Ajibade. The colloquium, put together to mark the 60th birthday of Ajibade, was held in Victoria Island, Lagos. Falana explained that in the light of recent killings across the Read More

2019: Niger gov declares for second term

May 31, 2018 Aideloje Ojo .Minna 0

Niger state Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani-Bello, has formally declared his intention to seek second term in office. He made the declaration during a media parley as part of activities to mark this year’s Democracy Day in Minna, the state capital. Asked if he would hearken to the calls by various groups to seek for re-election in 2019, the governor responded Read More

Fika seeks restoration of parliamentary system for Nigeria

May 31, 2018 Najib Sani. Bauchi 0

A former Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Alhaji Adamu Fika (Wazirin Fika) has advocated for the abolition of executive presidential system and restoration of parliamentary system of government to address imminent challenges facing the country. The former SGF made the remark yesterday in Bauchi during a public lecture organised by Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) alumni association, Bauchi Read More

‘Murtala/Obasanjo, source of corruption in Nigeria’

May 31, 2018 Lateef Dada .Osogbo 0

A former Managing Director and Editor-in-Chief of the defunct National Concord Newspaper, Alhaji Liad Tella, has blamed the government of Murtala/Obasanjo for the beginning of corruption in Nigeria. Tella, who is a Senior Research Fellow in the Mass Communication Department of University of Ilorin, stated this while delivering lecture at the annual Ramadan lecture of Nigeria Television Authority, NTA, Osogbo, Read More

Nigerians not taking advantage of their powers – Guber aspirant

A Gubernatorial hopeful in the 2019 governorship election in kwara state, Mallam Lukman Mustapha, has said that Nigerians particularly, Kwarans have not taken full advantage of the powers which democracy had vested on them to better their lives. The banker regretted that despite the enormous powers democracy had vested in citizens and the resources with which God had endowed the Read More

How APC destroyed Nigeria’s democracy – PDP

May 30, 2018 Abdul Aodu. Kaduna 0

The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Kaduna State chapter has accused the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) led federal and Kaduna State governments of destroying democratic institutions within three years of its governments. The party said there was nothing to celebrate about 2018 Democracy Day since the APC neither adhere to the principles of democracy nor benefits the masses with any Read More

Nigeria to cut age limits for political candidates

May 30, 2018 Patrick Andrew. Abuja 0

President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday said that he would sign the Not-Too- YoungTo- Run Bill into law as well approve a new law to reduce the age limit for political office. In the Democracy Day speech delivered yesterday to mark the 19 years of uninterrupted civil rule, President Buhari’s comment raised hope that Nigeria is likely to see younger candidates at Read More

FCTA set to resolve border dispute with Niger – Bello

May 30, 2018 Abdullahi Muhammad 0

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, has said that the FCT Administration “is set to end the lingering boundary disputes between communities in Niger state and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).” The Minister, who stated this recently during a joint section with the Niger state government, led by Governor Abubakar Sani Bello, noted that Abuja Read More

Democracy Day: Nigerians urged to take ownership of elections

May 30, 2018 Ene Osang. Abuja 0

Nigerians have urged to contribute “in bringing the desired change by ensuring they get registered, collect their permanent voter cards (PVCs), and take ownership of the 2019 electoral process through participation, education and enlightenment.” National Democracy Solidarity Group (NDSG) made the call yesterday in Abuja during its 4th Democracy Solidarity Walk held in collaboration with the National Orientation Agency (NOA), Read More

‘AI reports on Nigerian military biased, unpatriotic’

May 30, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

A group, Professionals for Better Nigeria (PBN), that prides itself as “champions of transparency, accountability and good governance in public service and the total wellbeing of Nigerians,” has condemned the recent reports from the Amnesty International (AI). The group, in a statement jointly issued yesterday in Abuja by its National Coordinator, Diokpa Obi Iwanka, and Publicity Secretary, Comrade Chimezie Oyiuke, Read More

NOA urges Nigerians to strengthen nation’s democracy

May 30, 2018 Oyibo Salihu .Lokoja 0

National Orientation Agency (NOA) has called on Nigerians to work together as indivisible entity to strengthen the nation democracy for the betterment of the country. Its Director, Kogi state Directorate, Malam Muhammed Othman, who made the call in a statement issued in Lokoja yesterday, said “Nigeria has achieved a lot,” and urged Nigerians to work together “harmoniously to enable the Read More

SDP’ll resolve Nigeria’s leadership crisis – Gabam

May 30, 2018 Emeka Nze. Abuja 0

The Social Democratic Party (SDP) has decried poor leadership by successive governments in the country, declaring that it is poised to deliver the country from its besetting challenges. In a statement yesterday to mark the Democracy Day, the National Secretary of the party, Alhaji Shehu Gabam, SDP stated that after 19 years of democracy, the country was still groping in Read More

Let’s nurture our democracy, Ahmed tells Nigerians

Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara state has called for the support of all Nigerians in nurturing the nation’s fragile democracy to a vibrant, strong and prosperous one. In his Democracy day message signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Abdulwahab Oba, Governor Ahmed said “all advanced democracies of the world passed through turbulent times, but survived through dialogue and citizens’ commitment Read More

Kogi speaker urges Nigerians to guard democracy

May 30, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Lokoja Speaker, Kogi state House of Assembly, Prince Matthew Kolawole, has called on Nigerians to guard the nation’s ‘hard-earned and uninterrupted democracy,” saying it remained the best option for the country. In a statement issued by the speaker’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Femi Olugbemi, yesterday to mark the 19th anniversary of Democracy in the country , Prince Kolawole noted that Read More

Cleric to Nigerians: Stop blaming Buhari for your woes

May 30, 2018 Ibrahim Ramalan Abuja 0

An Abuja-based Muslim cleric, Ustaz Umar Solomon, has urged Nigerians, especially the youth, to look beyond blaming President Muhammadu Buhari or the government, but to look at their personal shortcomings first and correct them. He gave the advice yesterday in Abuja at the annual Ramadan lecture of the Afemai Islamic Movement (AIM), themed “Fighting Poverty and Creation of Wealth in Read More

Nigeria’s hope lies with youthNPM chair

May 29, 2018 Patrick Andrew. Abuja 0

Nigeria Progressive Movement (NPM) has stated that democracy in Nigeria would only be adequately sustained and made beneficial to the people when the takes over the mantle of leadership in 2019. The party’s national chairman, Mustapha Bala Getso, who lauded the nation’s 19 years of uninterrupted democratic dispensation, said Nigerians were yet to fully benefit from democracy adding that real Read More

RMRDC: Improving local sourcing of raw material for Nigeria industrial sector

May 29, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

Vested with the responsibility of promoting the development and utilization of Nigeria’s industrial raw materials, RMRDC, was established in 1987 to conserve foreign exchange expended on imported raw materials which could be produced competitively in the country. Over the years, the council has been able to turn around the nation’s industrial sector through improve local raw materials. It is now Read More


Let’s work together, APC urges Nigerians

May 29, 2018 Bode Olagoke. Abuja 0

All Progressives Congress (APC) has called on Nigerians to work with the present administration in building a stronger democracy in the country, even as the nation celebrates 19 years of unbroken democratic rule. In a statement issued by the APC National Publicity Secretary, Malam Bolaji Abdullahi, yesterday in Abuja, the party said regardless of its imperfections, “democracy remains the best Read More

Lazy or prodigal Nigerian youths? By Promise Adiele

May 29, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

The Biblical parable of the prodigal son has always fascinated me. As a young boy, the moral of the story gradually percolated through the pores of my infantile mind. The final conclusion in my puerile outlook of the world was that the prodigal son is utterly irresponsible. How can a youth perpetuate such evil? However, as I got soaked by Read More

18th Democracy Day: How has Nigeria fared?, by MUHAMMAD AJAH

May 29, 2018 BluePrint Newspapers 0

On May 29, 2018, Nigerians will celebrate their 18th anniversary of uninterrupted democratic governance which started in the year 2000. It will also mark the third year of Nigeria’s leadership under the All Progressives Congress (APC), after 16 years of the nation’s governance under the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP). The day, therefore, represents the swearing in of the first presidentelect, Read More

Children’s Day: SDP assures great future for Nigerian children

May 28, 2018 Emeka Nze .Abuja 0

National Secretary of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), Shehu Gabam, has assured the Nigerian youth that the outmost concern of the party ‘is to return Nigeria to the good old days when governments appreciated the importance of the children as the future leaders.” A statement by the deputy national publicity secretary, Alfa Mohammed, yesterday which marked Children’s Day, said the Read More